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Cub Scout Proficiency Badge Scheme

Cub Scout Proficiency Badge Scheme

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The Singapore Scout AssociationNational Programme Council
 
By Madelene Seow/Updated July 2005 
1 Approved by NPC July 2005
Proficiency Badges
 
Animal Lover
1. Visit a zoo or wildlife park and find out about some of thefeeding habits and natural habitats of the animals and creature you see.2. Care of a pet. Know the correct foods to give it and how to recognise andprevent common illnesses and how to treat them.3. Help to care for a farm animal, know the correct food to give it and how tolook after it. Know how to recognise common illnesses and what special care isneeded before and after the birth of farm animals.4. Keep a record over two weeks, in pictures, sketches, photographs or taperecordings, of bird, animal and/or insect life in your garden or local area/park.5. Know six different freshwater, sea-water or tropical fish and know what typesof foods they eat.6. Belong to an animal, bird or wildlife society. Either take part in one of itsactivities or make progress in any award scheme offered.7. Make a poster, collage or drawing about the dangers in the countryside thatthreaten wildlife and talk to the examiner about it.
Artist
1. Know the primary colours and demonstrate how to mix paints to make othercolours.2. Choose three other activities from the list below, one of these activities is tobe done in the presence of the examiner:-a. Draw with pencil, brush, pen or crayon an original illustration of anyincident, character or scene.b. Design and make a greetings card.c. Make a poster advertising Cub Scouting or a Cub Scout event.d. Make a design and print it on paper or fabric e.g. using potato cuts or linocuts.e. Design and make a decorated book cover. Draw or paint a picture fromobservation.f. Complete any other suitable activity agreed with the examiner.
Astronomer
1. Make a model or draw a diagram of the solar system.2. Explain the difference between a star and a planet.3. Identify and find the Pole Star and at least three other constellations.4. Find out and present some information about two of the following:-Comets, Meteorites, Asteroids, Northern Lights, Sun Spots, Light years,Eclipses, Black Holes, Space Exploration5. Observe the moon, if possible using binoculars or telescope, and describesome of its featureNote: Never look at the sun with binoculars or telescope, as it will damage youreyes.
 
The Singapore Scout AssociationNational Programme Council
 
By Madelene Seow/Updated July 2005 
2 Approved by NPC July 2005
Athlete
Badges for successive stages may be worn at the same time.1. You must gain the following points:
Bronze - 5 points
Silver - 8 points
Gold - 10 points2. You should add up the scores from your best four events.3. A certificate from NAFA will qualify for the above badge for Bronze, Silver andGold.
Event 3 Points 2 Points 1 Point
50 Metres Sprint
 
9 sec 10 sec 11 secThrowing a Cricket ball using a 135 gm ball 25 m 22 m 18 mHigh Jump 96 cms 86 cms 76 cmsLong Jump 3 m 2.5 m 2 mSergeant Jump measurements refer to height ontarget35 cms 30 cms 25 cmsShuttle Run individual runs 6 x 10m 18 sec 19 sec 20 sec50 metres Skipping with rope turning overhead 12 sec 13 sec 14 sec1,000 metres Run 5 min 6 min 10 min
Book Reader
1. Produce a list of at least 6 books you have read or used recently, name theirauthors and be able to tell the examiner something about three of the books.The three books to be chosen by you are to include at least one story and atleast one factual book and the other three books must be of a reasonablestandard, taking the Cub Scout's age and development into account.2. Show that you understand how to care for books.3. Show that you can use a dictionary, encyclopaedia and an atlas.4. Explain to the examiner how the books in a library are set out and how youwould find fiction and non-fiction books.
Camper
1. With other Cub Scouts, camp under canvas for at least three nights (notnecessarily on the same occasion).2. Help pack your kit for a Cub Scout camp.3. Help to pitch and strike a tent and know how to take care for it.4. At camp, help to prepare, cook, serve and clear away a simple meal, ifpossible out of doors.5. Know the basic health and safety rules for camp and how to prepare for tentand kit inspection.6. Take part in at least one of the following activities while at camp:
 
The Singapore Scout AssociationNational Programme Council
 
By Madelene Seow/Updated July 2005 
3 Approved by NPC July 2005
a. Campfire.b. Scout’s Own.c. Wide Game.d. Joint activity with other Cub Scouts on site or from a local Group.e. A Good Turn for the site.f. Any suitable similar activity.g. Help to tidy up the campsite before you leave.
Civics
1. Search through the internet and print a map or get a copy of the constituency inwhich you live and name the Member of Parliament for the constituency.2. List the full names of all the Presidents of Singapore, past and present, and theperiod of the terms of office.3. List the full names of all the current cabinet Ministers and their official titles.4. Show the history of the Republic of Singapore from 1955 to the present.5. Explain the functions of one of the following:a. Housing and Development Board (HDB)b. Post of Singapore Authority (PSA)c. Public Utilities Board (PUB)d. Singapore Tourist Board (STB)e. Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA)f. National Environment Agency
Collector
 1. Make a collection over a period of three months of a number of similar items(e.g. stamps, postcards, matchboxes or fossils).2. Arrange your collection neatly and in a suitable order, labelling items correctlyand clearly.3. Talk about items in your collection that particularly interest you.4. Visit or look at a collection made by someone else and explain what you likeor dislike about the presentation of the collection, choice of venue, etc. Thiscould be a personal or public collection.
Communicator
 1. Demonstrate how to use a private and public telephone and if possible use aphone card.2. Know how to make an emergency telephone call.3. Choose any three of the following activities:-a) Find out about and make use of at least two of the following:Facsimile machine (FAX), answering machine, walkie talkie, teletext, cellularphone, electronic mail, Citizen Band (C.B.) radio or any othertelecommunication system.b) Make a verbal or taped report of a local event either past or present.

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